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Silicone Bakeware
« on: May 04, 2011, 12:50:39 pm »
Has anyone tried using silicone bakeware? If so, what did you think of it?

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Re: Silicone Bakeware
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2011, 07:43:27 am »
My daughter has a set and made sure she took it with her when she went Uni.  She  uses it a lot and is very happy with it.
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Re: Silicone Bakeware
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2011, 08:46:08 am »
I like it. It's extremely easy and convenient. However, it does have slightly different heat conduction characteristics.

If you've baked bread in metal and glass pans, you'll know what I'm talking about - the bread in the metal pan is more likely to burn and stick but also develops a slightly crispier crust, while the bread in the glass pan won't burn or stick but the crust is softer and less distinct. Silicone bakeware acts like glass, but more so.



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Re: Silicone Bakeware
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2011, 09:36:42 am »
I have silicone cupcake cups and I really like them. Usually I don't even have to grease them (or line them) before putting in the muffin batter, and they don't get burned on the bottom like with the metal trays.

They are kind of a pain to clean, though, and usually have to be soaked, but I think this would be less of a big deal (or at least less of a difference) with bigger silicone bakeware.

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Re: Silicone Bakeware
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2011, 10:38:35 am »
Okay, thanks folks.

I've seen them used on cooking shows where those folks rave about them. But, my step-mother-in-law doesn't like it. So, I wanted to get more stories than just the cooking show people, who most likely don't have to clean up their own stuff.

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Re: Silicone Bakeware
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011, 10:58:01 am »
I've found mine supremely easy to clean...I mean, cupcake trays are always a pain no matter what they're made of, but silicone ones are way easier than metal because nothing really sticks to them. All I get when I make muffins is a layer of crumbs in the bottom. With bread or cookies, I don't even get that. I've only really had an issue with my tarts, because fruit fillings are an evil sticky mess no matter what they land on.



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